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April 8, 2004 8:33 PM   Subscribe

Pancake Mountain presents Ian MacKaye performing "Vowel Movement" for the kiddies. As a friend said, this site has "pancakes and indie rock and bob mould as a corporate goon all in one package." [via sullivan]
posted by ifjuly (14 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

 
um, the site proper is here, of course.
posted by ifjuly at 8:39 PM on April 8, 2004


Alright! Its indie rock appreciation night!
posted by Quartermass at 9:01 PM on April 8, 2004


We talked about this over at MoFi earlier this week. Don't miss the opening theme.

This show is such a wonderful descendant of The Electric Company, it's striking how far children's programming has fallen since then.

did you know that the craptacular jay jay the jet plane comes in both christian and hellbound versions?
posted by ulotrichous at 9:05 PM on April 8, 2004


And Vic Chesnutt is in the house, among others! There's probably a proper way to click through to it, but...
posted by micropublishery at 9:18 PM on April 8, 2004


There is, but not everything in that directory is listed on the TV page! More Pancake Mountain!

Thanks micropublishery, you'd think I would have tried that with how many times I watched this stuff this week...
posted by ulotrichous at 9:24 PM on April 8, 2004


For those of you that don't know, Ian MacKaye is more known for his other band Fugazi
and as the co-founder of the truely independent Dischord Records.
posted by trbrts at 10:06 PM on April 8, 2004


.. and Bob Mould as Lead (guitarist) for Husker Du ...

.. ah !!! to hear Husker Du , The Clash and The Velvet Underground for the first time again.
posted by stuartmm at 2:01 AM on April 9, 2004


I got Vowel Edge?
posted by VulcanMike at 6:40 AM on April 9, 2004


VulcanMike: Damn, that's just what I was thinking. Or there was always the hit Guilty of Being [a] Consonant...
posted by toddst at 6:57 AM on April 9, 2004


So, how are Pancake Mountain and Punk Voter connected? The answer is here. Go Anti-Flag...
posted by toddst at 7:03 AM on April 9, 2004


Pancakes in pre-Christian Easter rituals (thanks to dabitch)

' "In Bohemia, Christ was honored on Friday through Sun's Day, and then on Moon's Day they carried his Pagan rival, the Lord of Death, out and threw him into the water while singing: 

Death swims in the water, spring comes to visit us, with eggs that are red, with yellow pancakes, we carried Death out of the village, we are carrying Summer into the village." '

Where did the pancakes come from, I wonder.....is this the earliest known historical mention of a nascent pancake tradition which has risen to it's fullest and puffiest glory on Metafilter ?
posted by troutfishing at 7:47 AM on April 9, 2004


It's amazing how much that vowels song was like a Fugazi tune-- the structure, the quick stops, even the melody. Fun stuff!
posted by gwint at 9:20 AM on April 9, 2004


Fugazi are nothing but a bunch of talentless drug addicts.
posted by Satapher at 11:55 AM on April 9, 2004


I've loved watching Ian Mackaye grow from angry kid to slightly less angry grownup. This is awesome.

Oh, to live on Pancake mountain.
posted by chicobangs at 11:56 AM on April 9, 2004


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